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    Re: Backpack for Hiking with an 11x14 View Camera

    Got the Granite Gear Traditional #3.5 backpack. It does all come together and seems to work. Currently in the 90s with humidity so will wait till the weather gets down to into the 70s. Am planning on...
  2. Alternative for Sizing and Salting the Paper for Ziatype

    Instead of sizing and salting the paper for the Ziatype process (and others) with gelatin, ammonium (or sodium) chloride, and sodium citrate, would one get similar results by just taking some old...
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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Wow... post a simple question and there are over 90 follow up posts to it!!! Over the years I have known and/or worked with probably a dozen Linhof Technika owners. One was a camera collector and the...
  4. Using a Food Dehydrator to dry Plat/Pall coated paper?

    Just ordered a "factory reconditioned" Excalibur Food Dryer. Unit has 9 15" x 15" drying screens/racks, Adjustable thermostat 105 to 165 degrees, and a 7" fan. Am planning on using it to dry coated...
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    Re: SEI Photometer help needed

    See my post at:
    https://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?158723-Tale-of-the-elusive-SEI-Photometer&highlight=SEI+Photometer
    Unfortunately 99% of sellers of SEIs on Ebay have no...
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    Re: Justify the acquiring of a new Linhof Technika?

    Follow Up to when I started this thread expressing interest in acquiring a Technika:

    So finally I was able to borrow a 4x5 Technika outfit to try out. I actually took out a temporary insurance...
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    Re: Lens order on triple convertible

    My 12 3/4" B&L Protar Series VII came with the 18 7/8" group in the front and the 27" group in the rear. For all the Protars that I have owned, the longer group was always in the back. Now on my...
  8. Thread: Expired FP4+

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    Re: Expired FP4+

    Ilford FP was introduced in 1968 and replaced by FP4+ in 1990. Last year I took out my last box of FP4 and used it. Unfortunately all my ZONE System film processing data was for using Edwal FG-7 in a...
  9. Re: OSCAR SIMON ANASTIGMAT LENS SATZ DRESDEN with STRANGE Optical attachment

    In the late 1970s we acquired a round opaque filter with a small central mirror. When copying large transparencies with a 120 or 4x5 camera, you placed it in front of the lens, and it was supposed...
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    Re: Jobo CPP2 not heating

    I'd double check all the electrical contacts. Years ago had intermittent heating problems with a processor. All the electrical contacts visually looked to be fine, but one of them was not. Cleaned it...
  11. Re: Camping suggestions on the west coast or western states?

    I'd seriously look into renting a Rialta. Small RV with all the amenities of a medium to large sized RV. No duals on the back axle so normal tolls. Based on a VW Eurovan modified by Winnebago. Ours...
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    Re: 8x10 Camera + Accessories: Advice

    Let me touch on 3 things

    Exposure meter: Personally use a Pentax Digital Spotmeter. For taking incident readings a Gossen Luna Pro F. An (eclectic to be sure) S.E.I. Photometer every now and then....
  13. Re: Drilling holes for flange screws in wood - suggestions

    Agree 100%. I once attached a large, heavy Buhl projector lens to a wooden Sinar type board with 4 screws (the flange was attached to the lens with hot glue). Grabbed the lens once and it easily came...
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    Re: Chamonix 4x5 advice, please

    Doesn't work well with my 65mm, but that lens I very seldom use. Focus in the center and take off the hood to view the corners of the image. I do remember that maybe 40 or 50 years ago one...
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    Re: Chamonix 4x5 advice, please

    I have and use a 45N-1 Classic with lenses ranging from a 65mm to a 500mm Tele. I have never run out of available movements. I find that lately I have been using the camera with Chamonix's reflex...
  16. Re: Luland Produced Super Large Format Camera 3D panorama Tripod Head

    Acquired a Luland head about a year ago. A friend saw it FS and described it to me. Actually thought that it was a Ries head by his description, so told him to buy it for me. When I received it, it...
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    Re: Has Diafine been discontinued?

    Thanks Oren. I think that I must have typed in"Acufine" by mistake.
    Greg
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    Has Diafine been discontinued?

    Opened up my last box of Diafine. Went to reorder some more, and it is not listed to be FS in Freestyle, B&H, or Adorama. Acufine comes up in the product searches. Has Diafine been discontinued?
  19. Re: Are there alternatives for Schneider Super Angulon XL 210mm to cover 11x14"?

    Paraphrasing Paul Lipscombe in his book The use of Historic Lenses in Contemporary Photography on pages 63 & 64. Angulons did apparently vary slightly in their construction and quoted coverage over...
  20. Re: Are there alternatives for Schneider Super Angulon XL 210mm to cover 11x14"?

    Very well could have been a Hypergon.

    Sometime between 1880 and 1900 our town's major employer back then (we were totally a factory town back then) hired a photographer to shoot various buildings...
  21. Re: Are there alternatives for Schneider Super Angulon XL 210mm to cover 11x14"?

    It's my belief that there are some rather exotic and rare unbranded lenses out there. Case in point is a photograph of a bank building in our town. Was probably taken around 1900. Print definitely...
  22. Re: Are there alternatives for Schneider Super Angulon XL 210mm to cover 11x14"?

    Just remembered that several years ago sold a Jos. Schneider & Co. Kreuznach Weitwinkel Anastigmat Dasykar f:12.5 F-18cm lens to a forum member.
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  23. Re: Are there alternatives for Schneider Super Angulon XL 210mm to cover 11x14"?

    Highly recommend an 8 inch Series VII B f/6.5 TAYLOR-HOBSON WIDE ANGLE ANASTIGMAT. Acquired the optic from a FORUM member and had S K Grimes mount it into a COPAL 3. The f/6.5 aperture is for...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    JOBO recommends using between 270-630 ml. I have been consistently using 500 ml no matter if I am running 1 sheet or 5 sheets of 8x10 and/or whole plate and have been getting consistent results for...
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    Re: HP5+ and Pyrocat HD in a Jobo CPP3

    That is the one setting I have used all the time. Seems as that one knob controls the speed by turning it in one direction, and by turning the knob in the other direction, the time between changing...
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    Re: Cable release thread

    Did this once to a worn female thread in the block of a VW air cooled engine where the oxygen sensor (if I remember correctly) screwed in: Clean out the inside of the worn threads with a degreasing...
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    PYROCAT-MC in GLYCOL user info appreciated.

    After months of seeking permission to photograph a pretty much completely abandoned factory complex, it finally was approved last week. I plan on shooting LF and ULF with Ilford FP4+ and HP5+ films....
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    Thanks for the info Bob. Unfortunately the 1/4-20 screw on the top of my Linhof head has only 3 threads. I actually have one of those brass 5 thread bushings that I can screw into the bottom of my...
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    Re: Light weight 810 system

    I have and use this very same head, except it is the previous model with bare metal showing through on the raised pattern on the top and bottom of the head. I can attest that it can carry an 8x10...
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    No but very close to it at the time.
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    Re: Headache from Fixer Fumes?

    When I was a student in a summer workshop at RIT in the 1970s, each student was assigned to a darkroom during class time. On the first darkroom day visited another student in his darkroom because...
  32. Re: Burke & James 8x10 geared focus rail pinion pressure ?

    In the late 1970s used the same 8x10 B&J wooden Commercial view camera. The gears made that same sound. The track teeth on the 2 rails were not aligned with each other. Removed one of the rails and...
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    Re: New HC110 Liquid Same as Old HC110 Syrup?

    Came across 2 bottles of unopened Rodinal and HC-110 that have to be almost 30 years old. Shot a test roll of 120 and processed half in one developer and half in the other developer. Both films...
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    Re: Prism Finder for Ebony Camera

    "The view finder here is for 4X5 only so far, but we are working on viewfinders for other cameras as well."

    Hugo,
    A reflex finder for whole plate or 8x10 for us in the future?
    Greg
  35. Re: Help me pick a couple of lenses for Sinar Norma please please

    When I was a student at RIT in the mis 1970s, the basic 4x5 view camera outfit, that we signed out, consisted of Calumet monorail camera and one lens... a 210mm Symmar.
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    Re: Dark slide for too 810 film holder

    Agree 100%. A time ago replaced some 11x14 film holders with ABS dark slide sheets. Thickness was to spec and they looked really great but when used outdoors in the bright sunlight, they "fogged" the...
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    Re: Turner Reich Triple Conv. date..

    In the early 1970s, acquired my first 8x10 lens from Burk & James, a very early 12 inch f/4.5 Wollensak Velostigmat. Burke & James had (re?)coated the optics and mounted it in a Betax No 5 shutter...
  38. Re: 480mm-600mm barrel lenses, covers 14x17 wide open, faster than f9?

    How about a Beseler lens from one of their opaque/overhead (forget which) projectors. Many years ago I sold my 14x17 film holders (medical ones) to a photographer in the Boston area who used one of...
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    Re: Magnesium Powder Flash

    When I was a student at RIT in the mid 1970s, one of the professors wanted to do a demonstration of using a Magnesium Powder Flash at night. Remember it had to be done outside in a part of the...
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    Re: Developing 5x7 in 12x16 paper drum

    For processing my 11x14 film I use JOBO 3062 drums. In JOBO's literature, they are listed for processing prints and not negatives. JOBO in fact did make another drum for processing 11x14 film (3027...
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